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Bangladesh restricts movement of Rohingya refugees in border

March 14, 2014
By Burma Times

Bangladesh has been banning and restricting the movement of Rohingya refugees from leaving overcrowded border areas where more than 7000,000 refugees are living along the Bangladesh boder, our source said.

The conditions of Rohingya refugees are worsening in Bangladesh’s southeastern border district of Cox’s Bazar, who are living in desperate circumstances after fleeing Myanmar’s military and security forces crackdown in Arakan State in August 2017.

According to an aide of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), the Rohingya refugees are being restriced of movement from leaving the desinated areas and camps by the government in the border district of Cox’s Bazar because of security reason.

The refugees should stay in the designated camps until they return to their country. They cannot travel from one place to another by vehicles, the aide added.

Police check posts and surveillance have been set up in key transit points to stop refugees travelling to other parts of the country.

“We have been living in Balukhali refugee camp since over five months but I did’t see the Cox’s Bazar,” another refugee said.

The refugee also said, “I would like to say thank to Bangladesh government to provide us shelter a long the border areas under the Cox’s Bazar district.

However, thousand of Rohingya refugees are facing problem from travelling on place to another place. Even, they can’t go to Cox’s Bazar. ##

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